Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule a counseling appointment?
We will first have a brief phone consultation to discuss what brings you to counseling. You can coordinate this through my contact form at the bottom of the page, email me at email@example.com or you can call me at 626-665-9174.
What is your availability?
I am in the office Monday - Thursday. I have no evening or weekend sessions available at this time. Please contact me for availability. I offer both in-person and virtual sessions to accommodate tricky schedules.
What is your rate for counseling sessions?
My rate for a standard 50-minute session is $135. I offer longer sessions (100 minutes for $270) when appropriate and based on availability. Payment is required at the end of each session. I accept all major credit cards, checks and cash (please have correct change).
Do you take insurance?
I am a provider on limited insurance panels. Please contact me directly so we can discuss your plan and verify benefits. Please keep in mind that in order to use your insurance, I will have to assign you a mental health diagnosis that will become part of your permanent medical record.
It is also possible for your sessions to be partially covered by your personal insurance under your "out-of-network" benefits. If you would like to use your insurance for your counseling sessions, I can provide you with a Statement for Reimbursement (also called a Superbill) for you to submit directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please keep in mind that in order to use your insurance, I will have to assign you a mental health diagnosis that will become part of your permanent medical record.
Some insurance companies do not provide coverage for counseling/therapy, so be sure to contact your insurance provider to ask if you have "out-of-network" coverage for counseling sessions and the rate or percentage that they will cover.
Right to a Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.